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Presidente Nereu, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

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[Flag of Presidente Nereu,
SC (Brazil)] image by Ivan Sache, 5 November 2021  

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The municipality of Presidente Nereu (2,284 inhabitants in 2010; 22,467 ha) is located 170 km west of Florianópolis.

President Nereu was named for Nereu Ramos (1888-1958), the only Santa Catarina-born President of Brazil (1955-1956), when the municipality was established on 30 December 1961.

Ivan Sache, 5 November 2021

Description of the Flag

The flag and arms of Presidente Nereu are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 5 promulgated on 30 June 1976.

Article 2.
The coat of arms shall have the following characteristic and meaning.
A - An emblem argent charged in the center with the tower of the municipality's main religious temple, surmounted by a cross, meaning the faith of the people of Presidente Nereu.
B - River Naufrágio crossing the emblem, symbolizing the abundance in water in the municipality and soil fertility.
C - A huge tree on the river bank, symbolizing the immense forests suitable for extraction of the most prized and diverse timberwood species.
D - A pile of earth representing the mining resources of the municipalities, such as marble, manganese, oil etc.
E - On top of the emblem, a celestial blue star announcing the constant renewal of an era of progress and achievement in Presidente Nereu, thanks to the inhabitants' contribution.
F - In base, a scroll on a pedestal, celestial blue, supporting the emblem, inscribed "PRESIDENT NEREU - TERRA PROMSSORA" [Promising Land].

Article 2.
The flag representing the municipality is composed of a rectangle in the same dimensions as the national flag, with the two sides exactly equivalent, charged in the center with the coat of arms on a white field, symbolizing peace and harmony.
Leis Municipais database


Ivan Sache, 5 November 2021